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Psalm 27

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation;

 whom shall I fear?

 The LORD is the stronghold of my life;

 whom should I dread?

2 When those who do evil draw near

 to devour my flesh,

 it is they, my enemies and foes,

 who stumble and fall.

3 Though an army encamp against me,

 my heart would not fear.

 Though war break out against me,

 even then would I trust.

4 There is one thing I ask of the LORD,

 only this do I seek:

 to live in the house of the LORD

 all the days of my life,

 to gaze on the beauty of the LORD,

 to inquire at his temple.

5 For there he keeps me safe in his shelter

 in the day of evil.

 He hides me under cover of his tent;

 he sets me high upon a rock.

6 And now my head shall be raised

 above my foes who surround me,

 and I shall offer within his tent

 a sacrifice of joy.

 I will sing and make music for the LORD.

7 O LORD, hear my voice when I call;

 have mercy and answer me.

 8 Of you my heart has spoken,

 “Seek his face.”

It is your face, O LORD, that I seek;

 9 hide not your face from me.

 Dismiss not your servant in anger;

 you have been my help.

Do not abandon or forsake me,

 O God, my Savior!

 10 Though father and mother forsake me,

 the LORD will receive me.

11 Instruct me, LORD, in your way;

 on an even path lead me

 because of my enemies.

 12 Do not leave me to the will of my foes,

 for false witnesses rise up against me,

 and they breathe out violence.

13 I believe I shall see the LORD’s goodness

 in the land of the living.

 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong;

 be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD!

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